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Costa prize 2021 shortlists highlight climate anxiety

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Jessie Greengrass’s vision of a near-future Britain drowned by an apocalyptic flood, part of the expanding genre of climate-change fiction, is among the books shortlisted for the 2021 Costa book awards. Greengrass’s T...

Bruised review – Halle Berry’s MMA fighter keeps her eye on the prize

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Halle Berry leaves it pretty late to turn on the energy for her directing debut – until the final round, in fact. But this fight movie, in which Berry herself plays a burned-out MMA fighter struggling to make a comeba...

Baillie Gifford prize goes to ‘controlled fury’ of Empire of Pain

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Patrick Radden Keefe’s investigation into the Sacklers, the dynasty whose company Purdue Pharma sold the OxyContin painkiller which is said to have fuelled the US’s opioid crisis, has won the £50,000 Baillie Gifford p...

Sydney photographer scoops 2021 Taylor Wessing prize

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Striking portraits of Australian First Nations stock women who spent most of their working lives on cattle stations in Far North Queensland have won one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes. The National...

Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins top French literary prize

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The Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr has become the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to be awarded France’s oldest and most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. The award, announced on Wednesday ...

Damon Galgut is ‘all the rage’ favourite to win 2021 Booker prize

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Damon Galgut’s The Promise is frontrunner at the bookies to win the Booker prize this week. Six authors are in the running for the £50,000 award, with judges chaired by historian Maya Jasanoff set to meet on Wednesday...

Diana Souhami wins 2021 Polari prize for No Modernism Without Lesbians

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No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami has won the 2021 Polari prize for LGBTQ+ books. The account of a group of gay women who helped to begin the modernist movement was called “richly researched, entertaining...

Clever pickle: the YouTubing Sydney teacher in the running for $1.3m global prize

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Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Rebecca West still can’t bring herself to call hers by his first name, even though, 20 years on, she’s friends with Paul on Facebook. But she’ll never forget the example tha...

Prince William reveals Earthshot Prize winners in global bid to tackle climate crisis

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Celebrities have joined Prince William in London for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aimed at finding new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle the ...

TS Eliot prize unveils ‘voices of the moment’ in 2021 shortlist

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“Ten books that sound clear and compelling voices of the moment” make up this year’s shortlist for the TS Eliot prize for poetry. Announcing this year’s contenders for £25,000 prize, writer and chair of judges Glyn Ma...

Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

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A UK PE teacher who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually impaired children at a special needs school in Liverpool has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious global teacher prize. David Swanston,...

EuroMillions jackpot of £184m is largest lottery prize in UK history

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The EuroMillions jackpot has reached £184m, making it the largest ever lottery prize in British history. The prize rolled over into Tuesday’s draw when no ticketholders won on Friday. A single winner could now suddenl...

‘A triumph of truth over lies’: joy in the Philippines over Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize win

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The news that journalist Maria Ressa has been awarded the Nobel peace prize has been greeted with joy by defenders of human rights in the Philippines. Ressa last week became the first Filipino journalist to be awarded...

Nobel economics prize jointly awarded to labour market expert David Card

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A labour market expert whose work influenced the introduction of the UK’s minimum wage has been named as a joint winner of the Nobel economics prize. David Card, a Canadian-born economist, was one of three US-based ac...

Send us to Coventry! How the Turner Prize and a touring bin put the city on the map

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Shortly before midnight on 23 January 2020, security cameras outside Coventry Cathedral picked up two ghostly figures smashing their way through an angel in the West Screen, one of the city’s best-loved works of art. ...

Boris Johnson’s prize porkies – cartoon

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The sad tale of the three little pigs, as told by the prime minister• You can order your own copy of this cartoon

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